Nigerian official warns pastors and healers to stop making false Ebola-cure claims. He called on those who wanted to rip off members of the public to desist from such claims of cure or risk arrest and prosecution.
The Islamic State (IS) has banned the study of philosophy and chemistry in schools in the northern Syrian city of al-Raqa and established an “Islamic curriculum” for students, as those disciplines “do not fit in with the laws of god”.
A cab company in Buenos Aires started offering “harmonizing taxis”, which include relaxing music, inspirational quotes on the tv, fake grass floor mats, gem therapy to align your chakras, and a “special GPS” to avoid roads with bad energy. Doesn’t it take longer to get to your destination? Yes, it does. Is that legal? No, it isn’t.
Lawmakers in Kenya are considering a new draft bill that proposes harsh penalties against gays, including death by stoning or life in prison. The bill calls for death by stoning in public for any foreigner who commits a homosexual act, and a life imprisonment for Kenyan nationals found guilty. (Edit: It appears this bill has been found unconstitutional – Thanks to Jackal who sent a link in the comments.)
Some professional soccer players are fighting FIFA’s decision to have next year’s Women’s World Cup in Canada played in artificial turf. The surface changes the game and is more dangerous, so FIFA trying it out on the women’s competition is seen by some players as a gender issue.
Featured image: Harmonizing taxi.